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Amanda McCardie - Author

About the Author

Amanda McCardie has a degree in English and has worked as an editor, nursery assistant and teacher. She compiled The Collins Book of Love Poems and is also the author of two books for children: The Frog Ballet (which won a UK Reading Association Award for a substantial contribution to children's literacy) and Davy and Snake. She has studied infant observation and child development at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust in London. This is her first book for Walker.

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Making Friends A Book About First Friendships

Making Friends A Book About First Friendships

Author: Amanda McCardie Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Friendships are precious, but they can also be tricky to navigate - especially when you're little. In this charming and supremely sensitive book, we meet Sukie and Joe: two children making friends for the first time. With words by Amanda McCardie, who has studied child development at the Tavistock, and pictures from Colleen Larmour, a rising star, Making Friends is the perfect tool for talking to very young children about friendship and everything that goes with it, from meeting new people to celebrating differences and standing up for one another. Remarkable ... a good starting place to help children talk through emotions. Observer on A Book of Feelings (McCardie)

Our Very Own Dog Taking Care of Your First Pet

Our Very Own Dog Taking Care of Your First Pet

Author: Amanda McCardie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2017

A delightful Nature Storybook about a rescue dog, packed with useful information and charmingly illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino. With charming illustrations from Salvatore Rubbino, this delightful non-fiction picture book tells the story of a rescue dog. Sophie is a boisterous and lovable Jack Russell, brought home from a rescue centre. The book follows her delightful adventures: join Sophie and her new family as she learns how to respond how to orders such as sit and stay , is taken for walks in the park where she encounters other dogs and accidentally wins a dog show! The smaller caption text gives readers information about feeding and grooming your dog, different dog breeds, communication and training, and how dogs respond to human voices. The back matter includes a helpful index and bibliography.

Our Very Own Dog Taking Care of Your First Pet

Our Very Own Dog Taking Care of Your First Pet

Author: Amanda McCardie Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2016

A delightful Nature Storybook about a rescue dog, packed with useful information and charmingly illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino. With charming illustrations from Salvatore Rubbino, this delightful non-fiction picture book tells the story of a rescue dog. Sophie is a boisterous and lovable Jack Russell, brought home from a rescue centre. The book follows her delightful adventures: join Sophie and her new family as she learns how to respond how to orders such as sit and stay , is taken for walks in the park where she encounters other dogs and accidentally wins a dog show! The smaller caption text gives readers information about feeding and grooming your dog, different dog breeds, communication and training, and how dogs respond to human voices. The back matter includes a helpful index and bibliography.

A Book of Feelings

A Book of Feelings

Author: Amanda McCardie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

A remarkable book ... simple but never over-simplified. Observer An invaluable tool for parents struggling to cope with children's changing moods. No home - or school - should be without this book. Lancashire Evening Post A warm, gentle book for young children who sometimes struggle to express what they're feeling. Amanda McCardie's supremely sensitive text explores different emotions through the eyes of two young children. Over the course of the narrative, Sam and Kate experience feeling happy, grumpy, embarrassed, shy, nervous, frightened, sad, angry and jealous - Salvatore Rubbino's beautiful pictures show the children in many different situations at home and at school, while the text explores how emotions can change over time, escalating or fading away. A book full of warmth and reassurance, and a brilliant tool for parents and carers. As a gentle, perceptive and useful examination of feelings, this cannot be bettered. LoveReading4Kids A warm, gentle book for young children who sometimes struggle to express what they're feeling. The Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide A carefully thought out, perceptive, sensitive and well-written book that little ones will find fun, enjoyable and nurturing ... a really useful addition to any family or classroom library. The Bookbag An important book ... written sensitively and illustrated beautifully. Magpie That Exquisitely illustrated, it is a book that has great purpose and that will spark interesting conversations with your little ones. Anorak The perfect introduction to talking to your child about emotions and encouraging them to understand how others may be feeling. Made for Mums An honest, subtle and accurate exploration of feelings into the narrative... A great way to encourage children to understand how they sometimes feel. Library Mice

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